Agile Coaching Retreatâ„¢


Connect with a passionate agile coaching community in a vibrant, restorative destination. Agile Coaching Retreats are opportunities to gather with a small, dedicated group of coaches and people interested in coaching for deep learning and discussion. You'll leave with new ideas, reinvigorated focus, and globe-spanning professional connections.


What is an Agile Coaching Retreat?

These gatherings are multi-day retreats in world-class destinations where agile coaches of all experience levels and aspiring agile coaches gather to share their insights, challenge each other to grow, and expand their agile coaching expertise. Whether you're interested in becoming an agile coach or already have coaching experience, you'll find value in these deeply focused events.

Retreats are built on these principles:

  • Retreat. The event creates time and space for focused learning and growth.
  • Scrum. Learning is done using an empirical framework called scrum.
  • Teams. Teams are the heart of scrum and are a key differentiator at the Retreats.
  • Deep. Teams go deep into single topics rather than covering many broad areas.
  • Long. Learning, collaboration, and relationships continue long after the event.
  • Shared learning. The event is designed for deep, collaborative, shared learning.
  • Two sleeps. Connections are made when our brains are quiet; the two nights of sleep allow for creative idea formation.

The small size of the retreat makes it the ideal opportunity for deep concentration and focused collaboration.

Scrum Alliance sponsors these events to inspire and equip agile coaches and those wishing to become agile coaches.

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Who should go to the retreat?

The Scrum Alliance Agile Coaching Retreat is perfect for anyone who wants to grow their mentoring, coaching, and teaching skills while strengthening their connection to the coaching community.

These events are ideal for:

Agile coaches of all experience levels
Anyone who wants to become an agile coach
Certified Scrum Professionals
Anyone who wants to build agile coaching skills and connections

Frequently asked questions

Anyone can attend the Agile Coaching Retreat. Scrum Alliance membership is not required.

Both experienced and new agile coaches will find value in an Agile Coaching Retreat. 

As a seasoned agile coach, you'll find opportunities to challenge your thinking, develop ideas, solution with others, and share your experience and insights with less experienced agilists.

Beginners will dig into advanced concepts and grow their knowledge with the support of world-class coaches while forming lifelong connections with a passionate coaching community.

The benefits of attending include:

  • Time and space dedicated to focused learning and growth
  • Opportunities for new and experienced coaches to grow their skills and knowledge
  • Hosted at scenic, highly restorative locations across the world
  • Features deep concentration and emphasis on agile coaching that you can't get anywhere else
  • Includes unfocused relaxation time to allow your mind to rest, recharge, and form new ideas
  • Scrum Education Units (SEUs) to use for the renewal of your certification(s)

The exact agenda and format of each retreat is unique. You can count on getting the opportunity to enhance and expand your professional network, as well as receive mentorship from your fellow attendees.

Moreover, the retreat allows you to accelerate your professional development via invigorating speakers and guests, plus global agile thought leaders. Newer or prospective coaches will leave this event with actionable tools you can implement in your own agile practice once you return home.

You will earn SEUs for attending Agile Coaching Retreats if you are a Scrum Alliance Member. SEUs are required to renew Scrum Alliance certifications, along with a renewal fee. Check individual retreat listings to see how many SEUs can be earned for attending.

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Host an Agile Coaching Retreat

Provide agile coaches a way to deepen their practice and drive the discipline into the future by hosting an Agile Coaching Retreat. Build on current grassroots efforts, User Groups, or agile community action in your region while spreading awareness of Scrum Alliance coaching and training. On an individual level, hosting a retreat is an outstanding professional development opportunity and contributes to you furthering your journey to Certified Team Coach or Certified Enterprise Coach.